Spain: Coronavirus sceptics protest against restrictions in Madrid

Protesters rallied against restrictions in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the streets of Madrid, on Saturday, in a march called by the 'Policemen for Freedom' association. Protesters were carrying signs denying the existence of the pandemic, while chanting slogans blaming the government for the deaths caused by COVID-19. The creator of the group, a National Police officer on leave who incites her fellow employees to disobey the order to sanction people who do not respect the restrictions established to fight the pandemic, participated in the protest and addressed the crowd. «We took an oath to protect and serve the citizens, not to repress them, that is our main duty, and it is also our duty to investigate crimes. That is why we have written to the Ministry of Interior and Justice, to tell them that as police officers we want to know the truth about everything that is happening in this pandemic,» said Sonia Vecovacci. «'Policemen for freedom' offers to collaborate in any investigation that serves to know why our relatives, our neighbours are dying and to demand that those who act against life, liberty and the fundamental rights set forth in the constitution and international conventions be held responsible,» she added, offering their collaboration to the «ministers and judges. To date, Spain has registered 1,328,832 cases of COVID-19 and 38,833 deaths, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

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